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Michelin Commander 2 Rear Tires

Peformance Features:

  • Unrivaled tire life; Michelin tests with a Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Classic prove a rear Michelin® Commander® II is capable of covering up to 40,000 kilometers (Almost 25,000 miles).  The Michelin Commander II creates a new standard in regards to durability, without making compromises in wet weather grip, maneuverability or stability
  • Silica Rain Technology integrates silica into the compound of the tire tread in order to prevent all forms of uneven wear
  • The exclusive architecture of the Michelin® Commander® II brings both maneuverability and stability. The tire’s rigid, high-density carcass improves maneuverability, while the aramid fiber crown ply of the rear tire enhances resistance and lightness for impeccable stability, even at high speeds
  • Numerous longitudinal grooves of the new tire's tread pattern optimize water dispersal for outstanding wet weather grip
  • Independent tests show that the Michelin® Commander® II rear tire lasts almost twice as long its main competitors, the Metzeler ME 880 and the Dunlop D407/408.

Technological Features:

  • Amplified Density Technology: A highly dense, more-rigid tire casing, which helps deliver excellent feedback and handling
  • Aramid tread plies on the rear tire resist centrifugal growth, reduce weight and provide excellent stability
  • All-new rubber compounds for remarkable wet grip, without compromising durability
  • Square bead wires improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation

Styling Features:

  • Unique tread pattern for head-turning looks
  • Premium sidewall treatment complements cruiser styling

Please Note: Check your manufacturer's specifications for required load ratings when replacing OE Tires.

Please Note: 200/55R17 tire is a radial tire.

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Michelin Commander II Rear Tires 4.8 5 174 174
Great tire. Running Commander II on front and rear. Quiet, great on corners, excellent wear. Just installed second rear tire after 25000 km, still several thousand km left on tire, but I'm heading out on a long trip shortly and wanted the new rubber under me. Front tire will likely go another 20k's. April 14, 2014
All around Great tire The best tire to put on your bike. Can't be beat. This tire will last and last. Really great grip and traction. March 31, 2014
Take alittle getting use too...but once your there...they are great =) They are alittle bit different after running other tires...but so far so good. They have very tacky outer edges and a hard center which make them ride down the highway great....and with the tacky outer edge...when you have to start leaning them....and they keep holding the line....makes ya wonder just how far you can push them on a big ultra. So far very pleased with them...and the more i ride with them the better i like them. Don't let this give a false sense of security about riding the twisties like a cafe racer...but will sure give you that little edge in a real life situation where you need to lean it just alittle farther than usual. Great tires so far and will order them again if they can get the mileage said...and so far they are looking real good on that also. Great service from Revzilla as usually and thanks to the guys for helping me out with everything. March 24, 2014
this is a good looking tire it is a good tire that my bike seem to handle so much better March 3, 2014
Can't be beat You will notice the difference as soon as they are on and you take the first ride. these tires handle fantastic and really grip the road. March 31, 2014
love this tire! Had it about 3 months now and so far it's been great! No issues with grip on wet or dry roads. One of the best prices I've seen for a tire period and this is a GREAT tire. Not to sure about tread life yet but so far no visible wear on the tire. I'm very happy! February 10, 2014
Track great and good feed back...let ya know what's going on They are alittle bit different after running other tires...but so far so good. They have very tacky outer edges and a hard center which make them ride down the highway great....and with the tacky outer edge...when you have to start leaning them....and they keep holding the line....makes ya wonder just how far you can push them on a big ultra. So far very pleased with them...and the more i ride with them the better i like them. Don't let this give a false sense of security about riding the twisties like a cafe racer...but will sure give you that little edge in a real life situation where you need to lean it just alittle farther than usual. Great tires so far and will order them again if they can get the mileage said...and so far they are looking real good on that also. Great service from Revzilla as usually and thanks to the guys for helping me out with everything. March 24, 2014
This is the best rear tire I've found yet! So far this tire handles better than the Metzlers I've been running. With Metzler I've been getting about 7,000 miles on the rear tire. I'm hoping this Camando 2 lives up to the 25,000 miles they claim. I love the way it handles in corners! I would and will buy this tire again!! February 5, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
carl m: That's what was on my bike Apr 16, 2014
Scott L: Wanted something other than the OEM Dunlops......based off of reviews, thought I'd give these new sneakers a try. Apr 14, 2014
Gerald B: Michelin Reputation, friends use them and love them Apr 12, 2014
pariphonsak n: it good tire for the bike Apr 9, 2014
Garvin M: Purchased a set for my 2005 Road King and could immediately tell a difference in handing both in wet and dry conditions. Only put about 5k on the tires, but they looked brand new and no wear seen on the tread. Traded my RK for a 2011 Road Glide and do not like the standard Dunlop that came with it. I want the best tire between me and the road and I consider the Commander that tire. Mar 29, 2014
John P: Good Reviews on HD Forum Touring Mar 20, 2014
Cedric C: In the market for a new tire on the front, figured I should go for both. Anthony does a good job with all of the videos on this site, and all the customer reviews suggest these are some of the longest-lasting on the market, and that they handle well (can't handle any worse than the weather checked Dunlops I currently have). Add the fact that Michelin has a good reputation, and I decided it was time to pull the trigger. Mar 20, 2014
steve b: Thee are replacements for the commander 11 that are on the bike with over 20,000 on them. Great tire. Mar 11, 2014
Johney R: friend referal Feb 26, 2014
Rolando M: Brand name and quality good reputation Feb 26, 2014
dustin w: Good tire Feb 6, 2014
Brandon M: Because the Cmdr II is the only tire I run on my Night Train! Jan 22, 2014
Jonathan B: Um heard good things about this tire. This is my first commander 2 tire so we well see how goes revzlla helped me pick it out Thank you!!! Jan 20, 2014
Travis S: Videos said that the tire got almost twice the tread life of the nearest competitors Metzeler 880 and Dunlop D401. I am a big guy and I need a long lasting tire so for the price I decided to give it a try. Jan 16, 2014
B R: Great review, great price, FREE, FAST SHIPPING!! What's not to like? Jan 15, 2014
Greggory B: cause it's the best tire on the market!!! Dec 30, 2013
Tammy S: great video Dec 11, 2013
WALTER M: HAVE IT ON MY 2006 ULTRA CLASSIC AND RIGHT NOW GOT 15,000 MILE AND STILL ABOUT 40 PERCENT LEFT ON WEAR. BUYING THIS TIRE FOR BACK UP JUST IN CASE IF I NEED IT SOON AND NOT WAITING FOR IT TO COME BY SHIPPING Dec 8, 2013
Al S: Wanted to try something new. Nov 29, 2013
Mark C: Good reviews online regarding ride and wear Nov 29, 2013
Kenneth U: Price, free shipping, and ease at check out. Nov 27, 2013
Marty T: Because the revues Nov 25, 2013
Joseph W: I am currently running these tires on my VTX1300C. I ride daily as a commuter. I live in the Northwest, and contend with heavy rains and cold temperatures. My current set of Michelin Commander II already have 12,000 miles on them. The tread still looks to be around 70% good. I want to change the tires out early in January 2014, not so much that the tire is worn out, but just because I fear rubber fatigue. I am abosolutely amazed at the high mileage of these tires. I ride 1000 miles each and every month. I purchased my last set from Motorcycle Superstore, but found that your prices at REVZILLA are cheaper. By the time I change out the current set I will have ridden over 14,000 miles. I have ridden on these tires in weather that was 100 degrees, and even at temps of 23 degrees and heavy fog, with ice all over me and the bike, and they got me home safe, great road handling. Nov 24, 2013
Rodger D B: A friend told me about your website and gave you a Ten Rating ....Personally I think it's great because of the Prices...!!! Nov 17, 2013
Lee S: Competitive price. Customer service actually got back to me with answers to my questions. Quickly! Unlike some local shops that I'm still waiting on answers.

Good business model.
Nov 9, 2013
Albert H: This will be my second go-around with this rear tire... My Road King currently has 18K on this tire and is finally time to replace it. Handling is great in all conditions, and 18K is outstanding! I'm very happy with this tire, I have MC II's on both front and rear. Nov 8, 2013
Tom L: You have the best price and great shipping terms !! Thanks Oct 28, 2013
David L: Everyone that has ridden on 'em raves about 'em Oct 23, 2013
Jeffrey S S: Great tire, running on a Victory Cross Country Tour. This is my second, where the Original Dunlop gave me 11,500 miles and my first Michelin gave me 18,000 miles (although I should have changed it out at around 16,500). Oct 22, 2013
Leslie B: Customer reviews, safety and mileage. Oct 21, 2013
Gregory S: i like michelin tires and wanted a high mileage tire. Oct 20, 2013
Ron C: I NEEDED TIRES so decided to treat myself to Michelin I also read the reviews that did help but I m a Michelin Man any way Oct 17, 2013
wendell j: best price around and i watched youtube comparison Oct 16, 2013
Donald W: I have checked the ratings of this tire as well as talked with other bikers using it. All people give this tire a very high rating especially twice the mileage of stock tires as well as improved handling. Oct 7, 2013
michael e: michelin---nuff said Oct 7, 2013
Vincent G: Tire mileage I have had Dunlop 4000-5000 miles on tires and Pirelli night Dragon also 4000-5000 miles Michelin says on there site 25000 on this tire on a Harly if I get 10000 I will be happy Oct 3, 2013
F L: I have one on my Honda St and like it. Oct 3, 2013
William L: Online reviews, excellent price and excellent previous experience with Revzilla. Oct 1, 2013
G E: Heard about this tire from several motorcycle forums. I'm replacing my current Commander II rear tire that I have about 14,000 miles on. Excellent grip and added confidence in the rain. The stock tire maybe got 7,000. Oct 1, 2013
L A: # 1 reson it's a Michelin name says it all # 2 reson tread wear Sep 30, 2013
james e: Customer reviews. Sep 28, 2013
Les S: Came highly recommended by local dealer and other riders. Loved the videos. Also, RevZilla had the best price. Sep 22, 2013
K O: Great Quality at a good price! Sep 22, 2013
Al L: Original Dunlops have 11k miles on them, and wanted to try something different. Reviews for this tire were better than on the Metzelers. Sep 22, 2013
Michael R: Recommended on the Yamaha Raider Forum Sep 21, 2013
Juan T: Excellent tire at a good price, put 700 miles on it so far Sep 18, 2013
ML40027 - Mike L: Highly recommended tire as a replacement to stock Dunlops Sep 17, 2013
Brad K: Used these tires in the past and they are phenomenal! I had over 19,000 miles on my last one before it needed to be changed out! They grip like no other in any weather and respond beautifully on challenging roads! I have found them to have very little drift even when the bike was loaded down for the ride to Sturgis and in North Carolina's Smokey mountains. Sep 16, 2013
Daniel B: I'm a daily commuter putting at least 250 miles a week minimum on my tires. I was looking for something durable and with a long tread life, without sacrificing for grip. These sound about right so....we'll see. And the price is just right. Sep 14, 2013
David S: Ive been buying michelin tires for my cars they last so long get the best traction dry or wet i thought id try them on my bike Sep 12, 2013
Richard B: Your price is good and fair and the Michellin Commander II tire is increditable, in rain and in curves. Sep 9, 2013
Kenny E: got good reviews...so far so good Aug 30, 2013
Cesar C: Known brand, nice look and good online reviews. Aug 28, 2013
Susan W: The Michelin Commander II motorcycle tires are AWESOME!!!! We are getting double miloage out of these tires! So far, the minimum mileage has been 16K - this is on a HD Road Glide. Before we tried the Commander II's, we were replacing tires every 6-7K - using Dunlop or Metzler. Great tire for bikers that actually ride - double mileage for same money!! Aug 25, 2013
Bruce A: Last tire was avon venom got 2500 miles a buddy bought this tire but is the radial he likes it his is the radial which sounds like a better tire we ll see what the bias does Aug 21, 2013
Eric K: I needed new rear tire for my 2007 Harley Davidson ultra classic I've read good reviews on this tire and revzilla had the best price I could find Aug 18, 2013
Wayne h: Rating and price Aug 9, 2013
Cecil C: My son recommended it, and I am very glad he did. You can feel the tire gripping the road in those tight curves. My wife and I spent some time in the Ozarks, and I was very glad to have that rear tire under me. Aug 9, 2013
Eric D: Price, reputation & reviews Aug 8, 2013
A shopper asked: I have a cruiser with spoked wheel that have tubes. Will the commander II work with tubes? Feb 1, 2014
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Scott C: I am sure if the tire you are shopping for is recomended for your ride it is expected to perform as well or better than your O.E.M. tires. This includes the use of an innertube. Make sure you replace the (rubberband) that protects the innertube from the spokes. You may have a boot installed that helps prevent the tire from pinching the tube make sure it does not have any defects that may cause damage to the innertube. Mar 3, 2014
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Bruce O: They work great on my VTX1800s with spokes. I just went two years on my rear. By far the most life out of any rear tire on this bike. Just bought another. Feb 1, 2014
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Lee B: Yes! I ave spokes and tubes and no issues Feb 1, 2014
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Arthur W: Yes Feb 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the Commander II need to be balanced? Feb 12, 2013
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genralee: Yes. On my Harley SEUC I had to balance the tire. As a note, I could not find a dot on the tire to line up with the valve stem. May 18, 2013
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onyxking: Yes all tires need to be balanced, you cna have a shop do it with wheel weights or you can put dyna beads in the tire. Feb 14, 2013
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Kmac: Your choice I had mine balanced personal preference... Apr 15, 2013
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RMneanCA: Yes. Well, it was on my bike. Apr 23, 2013
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bracc783: no Apr 8, 2013
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RevZilla: All motorcycle tires should be installed by a qualified trained professional. There are too many factors and various applications to make a generalized statement. Tire manufacturers have a set tolerance that tires must meet with regard to rotational balance. Most modern tires have a balance dot on them, which should be aligned with the valve stem. Only a qualified technician with the proper equipment can make the decision that further balancing is needed, or not needed, of the completed rotating assembly. Feb 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: Are these radials or do they need a tube? Jun 4, 2012
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RevZilla: The Michelin Commander II's are all Tubeless tires which can be run with a tube for spoked wheel applications. The Commander II's come in both Radial and Bias Ply depending on the size of the tire and both are Tubeless tires than can be used with a tube if needed for a spoked wheel application. Jun 7, 2012
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geekysteve: Commander IIs are not radials - a radial tire will have an "R" in the size designation. If you have wire spoke wheels, you may need a tube. The wheel style will determine the need for a tube. Jul 12, 2012
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Geekdroid: I believe all sizes but one are Bias Ply Tires. Check the Michelin fitment guide for size and type. These are tubeless tires unless you have spokes. Oct 15, 2012
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txsplaya: My bike has spokes so I needed a tube. If you dont require a tube, the tires will work just fine. Even says it on the tire:-) Jun 11, 2012
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JB666: You'll only need a tube for laced wheels. Aug 7, 2012
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TahoeBob: No tube required Aug 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is the 150/80 16R 77H suitable for a 2001 Heritage Softail riding 2 up? Jun 27, 2012
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geekysteve: The 77 designation means the tire is rated for a maximum load of 908 pounds at recommended pressure. I'm not certain of the unloaded weight of the bike, but I would take the unloaded weight (meaning, no riders), and divide it by two, then add the weight of the passengers.

So, let's say the bike weighs 750-pounds without riders. That's 375-pounds per tire in load. Then lets say one rider is 200 pounds and another is 150 pounds, for a total of 400 pounds. Finally, factor in the weight of gear (jackets, helmets, luggage, clothes, etc), and let's say that's another 20 pounds. The combined total load on the rear would then be: 375+200+150+20, or 745 pounds, so you should be within the safe range.

I wouldn't recommend you ride "at" the maximum load rating, so if real world numbers are higher than the example from above, you'll want to give it careful thought.
Jul 12, 2012
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RevZilla: The 2001 Heritage Softail OEM recommended tire size is the MT90B16(130/90B16) and the 2003 and newer Heritage Softail increased the rim size which increased the recommended tire size to 150/80B-16. Both tires are suitable for 2 up riding. Jun 28, 2012
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JB666: My girl rarely stays behind. I usually ride 2. She too noticed a more comfortable ride. I'll know more later on the amount of wear it generates. Aug 7, 2012
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Wrangler22: Absolutely. Dec 24, 2012
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Kmac: Yes Apr 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: i have a 2006 yamaha royal star deluxe and my tires are 150/80x16 front tire and 150/90x15 rear tire. i know the 150/90x15 michelin commander II will work on the rear but will the 150/80x16 michelin commander II be ok to put on my front tire? Feb 10, 2014
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Scott C: This combination should work well for your ride. Manufacture make slightly different size tires with every concideration to provide a direct replacement fit for your ride so you will be safe. Both in radial and bias tires. Mar 3, 2014
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Dean S: If the michelin 150/8016 tire is a front and not a made for the rear you will be ok. i have these tires on my harley and i have over 20,000k on them. good luck and i hope this helps Feb 11, 2014
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William W: All I can say is these tires are awesome feel and comfort, not to mention they last about 50 to 70% longer on my 07 Harley! Feb 11, 2014
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Robert F: Yes I love these commander tires on my harley road king I have 9000 + miles and still haveca lot of tread left. Feb 11, 2014
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Landon D asked: This sounds dumb, but my 2001 Triumph Adventurer calls for radials, 100/90-R19 and 150/80-R16. I would love to buy these Commander II's. Since they only come in bias construction in my sizes, will they be OK on my rims? Nov 14, 2013
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Paul D D: My Goldwing says the same thing.

So far I have gone a full season and I love the tires!!!

I have them on both my front & rear
Nov 15, 2013
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Colin K: Yes. I had them on my 2000 Adventurer. Good tire, looks nice too. Nov 16, 2013
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Tony A: I am not one to ask about michelen tires . My oppinion is not good , I did not like the handling on uneven road surfaces (splitting lanes) or scary slipping around on tar snakes in the summer. Also I did not get the wear I expected , So I went back to Dunlop and I feel safer.
Nov 15, 2013
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Frank M: ask dealer Nov 15, 2013
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Ge V asked: Will 200/55R17 78V fit on my 2012 harley iron 883? My stock wheel is 150/80b16 77H. I want a fatter tire but without modifying or changing out my rim. Any suggestions? Aug 27, 2013
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Scott C: It is not adviseable to mount a 17 inch tire on to a 16 inch rim.

I doubt a reputable shop would recomend this be concidered nor would they be responcible for your safety.

Always match the rim and tire bead radious for best and safest fit.
Aug 28, 2013
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Russell R: The numbers 17 and 16 on both sizes represent the size of the rim. So you would have to change out the wheel, although, I could be wrong but I don't think the 200/55R17 would fit under the stock fender without rubbing and look decent.

RDR
Aug 27, 2013
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Jeff K: I have an Ultra, not sure I can help.
I have about 5000 miles on my rear Commander, it seems fine.
Aug 27, 2013
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Brian M: Kind of hard to hold air in a 17 inch tire with a 16 inch rim!!!!!!!! Aug 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: what is the rating for the commander 2 rear tire? May 24, 2012
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Yoo Jin K: 130/90 B16 73H 365 kg (800 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
140/90 B15 76H 400 kg (880 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
140/90 B16 77H 412 kg (910 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
150/80 B16 77H 412 kg (910 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
150/90 B15 74H 375 kg (830 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
160/70 B17 73V 365 kg (800 lb) 149 mph / 230 kph
170/80 B15 77H 412 kg (910 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
180/65 B16 81H 462 kg (1,020 lb) 130 mph / 210 kph
200/55 R17 78V 425 kg (940 lb) 149 mph / 230 kph
Nov 27, 2012
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geekysteve: It depends on the size of the tire. Michelin has a fitment guide that lists all of the weight ratings for the Commander II based on sizes on their website. It's a PDF document. For example, the 140/90-16 tire (common on most Harleys) is rated as a "77" which means it's good for 908 pounds at recommended PSI.

If you search Google for "michelin weight rating motorcycle tire" you should see the PDF document appear in the first or second search result.
Jul 12, 2012
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JB666: The Commander II is new for 2012, It's the upgraded version of the previous Commander. The use of the new silica improves it's overall performance. Research and user reviews led me to my purchase. I think you'll be happy with yours. I found Revzilla.com to have the best prices and service online. Aug 7, 2012
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RevZilla: The Michelin Commander II tires will offer 3 different speed ratings, S for speeds up to 112mph, H for speeds up to 130 mph, and V for speeds over 130. May 29, 2012
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David S asked: Is this tire a radial tire? Sep 12, 2013
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Gregory S: This tire varies as to whether it is bias ply or radial ply. Only 2 sizes for the rear are radial ply. These are the 200 and 240 width. Front has 2 sizes in radial also. They are the 120/70-19 and the 140/75-17. All others are not. I will add my own opinion if you don't mind. These tires are wearing very well I have 8000 miles on my rear tire and it has many miles left on it. I ride aggressively and vary city and highway miles in the 8000 current miles on this tire. It is also a very robust sidewall giving no indication of flex even though mine is bias ply. My bike weights 850 pounds to give you a reference. Also the michelin pilot active is mounted on the front of my bike also with 8000 miles on it and it shows almost no wear. It also sticks to the road like glue in all conditions. Many have claimed over 25,000 miles on this tire. Hope this all helps and sorry if you didn't want all the extra info. Sep 13, 2013
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Arthur W: I think it comes both radial and bias ply. I bought the radial. Sep 13, 2013
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Landon D: Some sizes are radial, some are not. Nov 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: will the michelin commander II (rear) be compatible with a bridgestone exedra (front) tire? Is the commander II available in 170/60ZR17 (72H)? Mar 7, 2012
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stevenolts: On my 2010 Harley Davidson Fatboy I was worried about the handling and feel of a mixed stock Dunlop on the front and the Michelin Commander II on the rear but I feel no problems in the bikes performance after 400 miles.

If you search the internet you will get mixed answers. I asked the Harley Davidson dealer and one tech guy said it was ok to mix and another tech guy said he would never mix brands.
May 21, 2012
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codycapone818: Not sure if the commander ll is available in that specific size but I will advise you to never mix and match tires. If you like Michelin you should check out the Pilot Power series, I am a proud owner of them and have been for the past 3 sets... Apr 12, 2012
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JB666: The Michelin website can answer that question for you, as for the size, I used Revzilla.com for the info, price and service they had. I got my order in 2 days. Aug 7, 2012
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A shopper asked: I want to know if this tire is suitable for use on the Triumph Thunderbird SE motorcycle? I am tired of having Metzelers that last only 6k miles. The recommended tire is the 200.50/17, but a number of riders have already used the 55 profile tire with no problems. Dec 31, 2011
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JB666: Go to the Michelin website and check out the reviews and tire info. This comes in a wide range of sizes and use applications. I too was tired of buying new rubber every summer. I did a lot of research and found this to be the best cruiser tire on the market right now. The rest are fair to good, but nowhere near the price. Even if you only get the 6k miles out of it, you wouldn't have spent $400 for it. Aug 7, 2012
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geekysteve: According to the Michelin 2012 Motorcycle Tire Fitment Guide, the weight rating for the 200/55/17Z tire is 78, which translates to 937 pounds at recommended pressure.

If you search on Google for "michelin weight rating motorcycle tire" you should find a link to the Michelin PDF document within the first result or two.
Jul 12, 2012
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ADVJason: The weight rating is listed at 78V for size 200/55 R17. This particular tire is designed for heavy cruisers and should handle your Thunderbird no problem at all. Jan 12, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have a 2009 HD fat boy and want to go with spoke rims, which are not made in 17" so I want to go to 18" I also want to go with the Michelin commander 2, Will the 240/40-r18 fit on my bike? also what front tire size will fit?
I have a 140/75r-17 now and really don't want to go smaller?

Thanks Lee Roy
Aug 13, 2013
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Scott C: I am a long distance rider. I had a bad experience with stock spoke rear wheel on my 2004 road king. This bike's powertrain and tranny are not stock. I had a bike shop replace the tiers due to normal wear and on the way home from the shop thought the rear tire had blown as the bike became uncontrolable in a turn, very scary but saved it. Upon inspection the procedure of replacing the tires had caused the spokes to become loose resulting in a tremendous amount sway at the rear hub. I orederd a set of PM rims and shelved the spoke rims vowing never to go back to spokes or that bike shop ever again. I am sure this is an isolated incident. However I am not going to chance this happening to me again. Aug 28, 2013
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Mark R: 17" wire wheels are available.
Buy wheels that are the same size as you current wheels and then you know they will fit.
Aug 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have my production 2005 Kawasaki VN-800 Vulcan-B Classic..I'm thinking of buying Michelin Commander 2 but I live in Turkey. The roads are very bad in Turkey.Roads are pits and gravel material.What should I take?.Please help me Apr 5, 2014
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Ward M: I can't comment on the road conditions you have relating to this tire, however the Milage , handling and quality of these tires is far superior to any other I have run on my bike. I currently have ridden 40000 miles on both my sets to date. Hope that helps! Apr 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the Best rain tyre out there for me? I ride a Sportster 883 Hardtail Chopper. The bike is very light with apes on it. I ride all year long since i have no car licence doing around 20000 km. a year. The sizes are: Rear 140/90/16 and the front wheel is a 21 inch chopper wheel with on the moment a 90/90/21 on it. LIfespan is nice but rain performance is more important.
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Spolle.
Sep 22, 2013
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Robert F: Commander ll rear tire on my road king it has 12000 miles and still holds the road in the rain I will buy again when it has no tread I don't think u can find a better tire RevZilla had the best prices when I brought my tires in March 2012. Hope this helps u and safe riding in the rain.

Sep 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: I've got a 21 and 18 Metz (150/70) on my 08 SG. Trying to lower the rear some but it scrubs with the Road 6 kit at highest setting and 50 psi in the shocks. I'm told that the Mich and Avon are smaller in actual diameter and or width?

Wouldn't mind changing my 18 Calypso for a 17 if someone's interested.
Nov 3, 2013
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